MLS becomes the latest to suspend league action due to Coronavirus

MLS becomes the latest to suspend league action due to Coronavirus

Major League Soccer has become the latest league to suspend all matches, effective immediately, for the next 30 days as they assess the impact of COVID-19.

They become the third league to suspend all matches following similar moves by Serie A and LaLiga as one way of controlling the spread of the virus. 

"Major League Soccer has suspended match play for 30 days, effective immediately, as the league continues to assess the impact of COVID-19 with its medical task force and public health officials.

At the appropriate time, the league and clubs will communicate plans for the continuation of the 2020 season and update the status of league events.

“Our clubs were united today in the decision to temporarily suspend our season – based on the advice and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), and other public health authorities, and in the best interest of our fans, players, officials, and employees,” said MLS Commissioner Don Garber.

"We’d like to thank our fans for their continued support during this challenging time.”

The MLS followed in the footsteps of NBA, who suspended their season on Wednesday night. 

Concacaf also suspended the Champions League effective immediately, further underlining the huge effect the outbreak has had.